I did finish a project with that WHAT WAS I THINKING fabric... I made a table topper for the bistro table in our kitchen. Since it is summer and a fun time, I figured the pattern was appropriate. It was a quickie project and I did some fast handquilting as a test. I did learn a few things about pressing seams open...I like it.
1. It eliminated the worry about am I pressing in the right direction. The rule about pressing to the dark doesn't always work and sometimes you have to press a different direction and don't realize it until you start putting the blocks together.
2. The corners are not so bulky and the top seems to lay flatter. No big bumps
3. The seams are actually easier to match. ..Much like dressmaking
4. Hand quilting was a lot easier, especially when the quilting got near seams.
I have already cut some more of the fabric to try the open seams on some different block designs.